Putin Takes a Ride in a Nuclear-Capable Bomber

February 22, 2024

But since he became Russian president more than two decades ago, Mr. Putin has become known for publicity stunts, designed to cast him as a strong leader of a great power. Over this time, Mr. Putin has flown in a fighter jet, plunged into the sea in a submersible and steered Siberian cranes to their winter habitat in a motorized hang glider. The widely covered stunts projected Mr. Putin as a physically fit and fearless leader. In 2005, Mr. Putin took a flight in an older version of the bomber. The post Putin Takes a Ride in a Nuclear-Capable Bomber appeared first on New York Times.